In Buddhism, there is a saying: “Practice as if your head is on fire”. They say it is a direct quote of the historical Buddha himself, but nowadays, who knows?
In all spiritual paths, you will find a sense of urgency when it comes to practicing. As we all know, spiritual practice is not necessary for our basic survival. One can live a pretty comfortable life without it. Most people would not bother to dig deeper into their spiritual being … until the shit hits the fan.
It’s very unfortunate, but from my experience, that is too often true.
But to be honest, spiritual practice is actually not the kind of thing you want to postpone and procrastinate on. You don’t really want to wait until it’s too late.